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Reel Table: See The Advantages And Inspiring Models

It always has a DIY tendency that makes our hearts beat stronger, sometimes the pallets, sometimes the crates, and also the beauty of the wooden reel tables. This type of table is used almost exclusively of those spools used to wind electric wires, the only adaptations are the paint and the wheels used to give more mobility to the piece, besides, the reel is 100% harnessed.

And this is great for the environment, since it avoids unnecessary waste disposal, perfect for the pocket, after all a reel table is much cheaper than a conventional table and, of course, incredible for decoration, since these pieces are super stylish.

Another great advantage of the reel table is that you can customize it however you want, from the color used in the painting to the finishes. There are people who enjoy a spool table with mosaic made of tablets, while others prefer an artistic painting on the tabletop, for example, everything will depend on the style you want to give the piece. Another option of finishing in the reel table are the hydraulic tiles.

Wooden spools can be found at electrical stores or on the internet through sites such as Mercado Livre. Just to give you an idea, you can buy a small wooden reel - 32 cm high by 64.5 cm in diameter - for about $ 80. A larger model with 83 cm high by 1.25 cm diameter costs an average of $ 160. Or maybe you're lucky enough to find a wooden reel giving soup in some bucket somewhere.

With the wooden reel it is possible to make coffee tables, side tables and dining tables, depends on the size of the coil. One tip, if you can not find the spool in the desired size, is to use only the top of the bobbin to make the top and mount the feet with other material, so you have more freedom to regulate the height of the table. To complete, use benches around the spool table. A good suggestion is to invest in crate stools that match this rustic and sustainable reel proposal.

How to Make a Spool Table

Compared to other DIYs, the reel table is much simpler to make. The wooden coil only needs to be sanded and painted, unless you want a more elaborate model with different finishes or with some compartment / bracket included.

So we invite you now to follow this super simple and practical step-by-step how to make reel table:

Necessary materials

  • Reel or wooden coil in the desired size;
  • Wood sandpaper;
  • Water-based paint (synthetic enamel is one of the best options);
  • Paint brush and roller;
  • Gloves.

Begin the process by cleaning the spool completely, especially if it has already been used and is dirty. Remove mold stains, splinters, protruding nails and whatever else is damaging the part.

Then sand thoroughly the entire structure, after this step use a damp cloth to remove all the dust. If necessary, dismantle the entire spool, but it is also possible to perform the painting without disassembling it.
Paint the entire piece with the chosen color, expect to dry completely and pass another coat. After all these steps, the spool table is ready.

You can also choose to create a mosaic, make drawings with the aid of a stencil or even put a glass top on the table. If you prefer a more rustic look, just pass a layer of varnish over the spool. Anyway, feel free!

60 reel table models for you to get inspired

Now check out 60 beautiful reel table inspirations, they may be the missing reference for your project:

Picture 1 - Reel table in original rustic appearance; perfect to match the stripped environment.

Reel table in original rustic appearance; perfect to match the stripped-down environment

Picture 2 - Already here, in contrast, the spool table cut in half has turned into a side table super elegant and refined

Already here, on the contrary, the slash table cut in half has turned into a super stylish and refined side table

Picture 3 - Public and social spaces combine very well with reel tables; to complete, plastic crate benches were included.

Public and social spaces combine very well with reel tables; to complete, plastic crate benches were included

Picture 4 - Reel table for the room; note the structure finish with sisal strips.

Spool table for the bedroom; repair the structure finish with sisal strips

Picture 5 - Small spool table to serve as a support table in the living room.

Small reel table to serve as a side table in the living room

Picture 6 - Pair of spool tables for room; the white color gave a touch of delicacy without hiding the rustic bias of the piece.

Pair of reel tables for room; the white color gave a touch of delicacy without hiding the rustic bias of the piece

Picture 7 - In this sober and elegant environment, the reel table comes in its original format, making a counterpoint with the decoration.

In this sober and elegant environment, the reel table comes in its original format making a counterpoint with the decoration

Picture 8 - What a beautiful proposal! Reel table in the children's room.

What a beautiful proposal! Spool table in children's room

Picture 9 - With a cushion fixed on top, the spool table also becomes a great seat, not to mention the partitions that hold the books.

With a cushion fixed on top, the spool table also becomes a great seat, not to mention the partitions that hold the books

Picture 10 - At parties and events, the reel table stands out.

At parties and events, the reel table stands out

Image 11 - Great request for outdoor areas.

Great for outside areas

Figure 12 - To lengthen the spool table the solution here was to join two coils with a large wooden board.

To lengthen the spool table the solution here was to join two coils with a large wooden board

Picture 13 - Dining table made with wooden reel; attention to the diameter and height of the piece to make the table comfortable.

Dining table made with wooden reel; attention to the diameter and height of the piece so that the table is comfortable

Picture 14 - In the garden, the coil of wood gained a rustic mosaic and became perfect to shelter the small plants.

In the garden, the wooden coil was given a rustic mosaic and became perfect to shelter the little plants

Picture 15 - Reel table at the entrance of the party: a touch rustic and cozy to the decoration.

Reel table at the entrance of the party: a touch rustic and cozy to the decoration

Picture 16 - You can choose to keep the reel table in the original color or paint it; depends on your decorating proposal.

You can choose to keep the reel table in the original color or paint it; depends on your decorating proposal

Figure 17 - Here, for example, even the small imperfections of the coil were maintained.

Here, for example, even small coil imperfections were maintained

Image 18 - An interesting option is also to keep the top with a different color from the rest of the table.

An interesting option is also to keep the top with a different color from the rest of the table

Picture 19 - Two in one: table and book stand.

Two in one: desk and book stand

Image 20 - The skating effect combines super well with the rustic style of the reel table.

The skating effect combines super well with the rustic style of the reel table

Picture 21 - Cut in half, the spool table becomes a great option in entrance halls.

Cut in half, the spool table becomes a great choice in entry halls

Picture 22 - The black ink and the drawing on the top gave a modern touch to the spool table.

The black ink and the design on the top gave a modern touch to the spool table

Picture 23 - How about setting up a bar on the spool table?

How about setting up a bar on the spool table?

Picture 24 - Or even use it in the yard along with the parasol? Options with the part are not lacking.

Or even use it in the yard along with the parasol? Options with the part are not missing

Picture 25 - The reel table can give that rustic touch full of personality that your house needs.

The reel table can give that rustic touch full of personality that your house needs

Picture 26 - The sisal strips finish and help in the decoration of the reel table.

The sisal strips finish and help in the decoration of the spool table

Picture 27 - A higher wooden coil comfortably seats stools around it; to complete, a glass top.

A higher coil of wood comfortably seats stools around it; to complete, a glass top

Image 28 - Here, the spool table gained only a coat of varnish; the original appearance is a fundamental part of the decoration created with the table.

Here the spool table gained only a coat of varnish; the original appearance is a fundamental part of the decoration created with the table

Picture 29 - Study table and partition for books: the reel coil is perfect for children's room.

Study table and partition for books: the reel coil is perfect for children's room

Picture 30 - Look at that interesting composition: the rustic reel table formed a beautiful set with the classic upholstered chairs.

Look at that interesting composition: the rustic reel table formed a lovely set with the classic upholstered chairs

Picture 31 - In the juvenile room, the reel table also works as a perfect nightstand

In the juvenile room, the spool table also functions as a perfect bedside table

Picture 32 - In this outer area, the spool table won the same color as the chairs

In this outer area, the spool table won the same color as the chairs

Picture 33 - This original room, suspended sofa, bet on a reel table to complete the decor.

This original room, suspended sofa, bet on a reel table to complete the decor

Image 34 - At the wedding party, the spool table turned the cake table.

At the wedding party, the reel table turned the cake table

Picture 35 - Modern and industrial kitchen with reel table: everything to see!

Modern and industrial kitchen with reel table: everything to see!

Image 36 - How about mirroring the whole reel table? A different and very interesting idea

And how about mirroring the entire reel table? A different and very interesting idea

Picture 37 - Beautiful, creative and playful: this reel table bet on the use of colored mosaics on the top.

Beautiful, creative and playful: this reel table bet on the use of colored mosaics on the top

Picture 38 - Even the Scandinavian decor surrendered to the rustic charm of the spool table.

Even the Scandinavian decor surrendered to the rustic charm of the reel table

Image 39 - The proposal here also deserves attention; note that the reel table has gained a leaked side that made it super different from the models we see around.

The proposal here also deserves attention; note that the reel table has gained a leaked side that made it super different from the models we see there

Picture 40 - Reel table all designed for the joy of children.

Reel table all designed for the joy of children.

Image 41 - Already this one here is perfect to support the afternoon tea served on the porch.

Already this one here is perfect to support the afternoon tea served on the balcony

Picture 42 - Always has a space for a reel table in the garden of home.

There's always space for a spool table in the backyard

Picture 43 - In this house full of style and personality, the reel table became the perfect place to house the religious altar.

In this house full of style and personality, the reel table became the perfect place to house the religious altar

Image 44 - The more space, the larger the reel table can be.

The more space, the larger the reel table can be

Picture 45 - Spool table with mosaic from top to bottom

Spool table top to bottom mosaic

Picture 46 - Sofa of pallets and reel tables: this yes is an ecological and sustainable balcony.

Sofa of pallets and reel tables: this yes is an ecological and sustainable balcony

Picture 47 - Would you say that this table is from an old wooden reel?

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Image 48 - The sisal finish placed the spool table on an equal footing with the rest of the décor.

The sisal finish placed the spool table on an equal footing with the rest of the décor

Picture 49 - Painting, drawing and a glass top: this is where the spool table is completely new.

Painting, drawing and a glass top: this is where the spool table is completely new

Image 50 - Vivid vivid colors are the face of reel tables.

Vivid vivid colors are the face of reel tables

Picture 51 - In this clean and well lit room, the rustic spool table forms a beautiful double with the fireplace in the back.

In this clean and well lit room, the rustic spool table forms a lovely double with the fireplace in the back

Image 52 - Spool table that does not look like it came from a spool; see how the finish makes a difference in the final result of the piece.

A spool table that does not even look like it came from a spool; see how the finish makes a difference in the final result of the piece

Picture 53 - How it came to the world!

How came the world!

Picture 54 - And since it is a reel... that it continues being!

And since it's a reel... keep it up!

Picture 55 - Spool table with skating: rusticity and delicacy in the same piece

Spool table with skating: rusticity and delicacy in the same piece

Picture 56 - The casters are a great ally of the reel tables, be sure to use.

The casters are a great ally of the reel tables, be sure to use

Image 57 - The plants always leave any table prettier, be it of reel, pallet or demolition wood.

The plants always leave any table prettier, be it of reel, pallet or demolition wood

Image 58 - The ideal height for a dining table is between 70 and 75 cm, keep this in mind when buying the reel

The ideal height for a dining table is between 70 and 75 cm, keep this in mind when buying the reel

Picture 59 - Chairs of varied style circulate this charming table of reel.

Chairs of varied style circulate this charming table of reel

Picture 60 - Here, a soft tone of blue intersperses with the natural color of the spool table.

Here, a soft shade of blue intersperses with the natural color of the spool table

Image 61 - Table on top, shoe rack on the bottom.

Table top, shoe rack below

Picture 62 - Spool table with fabric top; plus a finishing option for you to get inspired.

Spool table with fabric top; plus a finishing option for you to get inspired

Picture 63 - Contemporary room with reel table; it fits anywhere.

Contemporary room with reel table; it fits anywhere

Image 64 - Nothing like a very dark varnish to give that valued on the reel table.

Nothing like a very dark varnish to give that valued on the reel table

Image 65 - One over the other: If you can not find the spool at the time you need it, you know what to do.

One on top of the other: if you can not find the reel at the time you need it, you know what to do

Image 66 - Here, only the table top was made with spool, for the base was used a gallon of can.

Here, only the table top was made with reel, for the base was used a gallon of can

Picture 67 - From table to exhibitor: the wooden reels do not stop surprising.

From table to exhibitor: the wooden reels do not stop surprising

Picture 68 - Discreet, in the corner, but still manage to attract the eyes.

Discreet, in the corner, but still able to attract the looks

Picture 69 - Modern rustic room with coffee table made with wooden spool.

Modern rustic room with coffee table made with wooden spool

Picture 70 - Even completely renovated, the wooden reels of this room maintains the original shape.

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